Kra Canal continues to be elusive

Chinese and Thai governments have both recently denied media reports that they have signed a deal to build a canal across Kra Isthmus in Southern Thailand which will bypass the Straits of Malacca and shorten travel by 1,200kms and up to five days of travel time between the Indian ...

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Demand for office space outstrips supply in prime areas

Commercial real estate will be the new theme in the real estate industry with office space becoming a very much sought after commodity, says an economist known for his contrarian views. Shan Saeed, Chief Economist and Investment Strategist of IQI Group Holdings said the cash-rich Chinese are now snapping ...

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ASIANS SWEEP FIABCI WORLD AWARDS

In an acknowledgment to Asian’s high quality property developments, the prestigious FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards 2015 was dominated by Asian developments, notably those from Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Out of 12 World Gold award winners, nine representing three-quarters hail from Asia, while nine out of 13 Silver award ...

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Property consultant: Market to see upturn in 2016

Property consultant: Market to see upturn in 2016 A lot of negativities have already been factored in this year; at some point, pent-up demand will drive renewed interest in the market, says Dato’ Sri Gavin Tee Amid the current slowdown in the property sector, property consultant Dato’ Sri Gavin ...

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Asian Property Review magazine debuts

Asian Property Review, a new regional property magazine has a mission to highlight the best of Asia in terms of places and people, says the founder and publisher of the magazine. “In recent months, as a result of several unfortunate incidents such as the disappearance of MH370, a lot ...

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High speed rail connecting Beijing and Seoul by 2020 proposed

A high-speed rail connecting Beijing and Seoul via North Korea could be a reality by 2030, according to reports. Dubbed the “Beijing-Seoul Daily Life Cycle”, the line consists of two stages. The first would be to build up a high-speed rail connection based on the existing railway infrastructure from ...

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Meeting of minds at GRI event

About 100 participants had a great networking session during the recent Asian edition of the Global Real Estate Institute (GRI) event held in Singapore. Participants, comprising senior executives from lenders, fund management companies and real estate consultancies as well as investors and developers from around the world, had a ...

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